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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 02:38:43 PM »
Regardless of what GB theme is chosen, I will be putting up prizes for both the modelling and profiling/story categories.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2011, 11:00:54 AM »
I would like to propose a T2K (Twilight 2000) group build based on the old board game of the same name. 

Another group build that could be combined with the T2K GB due to very similar theme would be The Morrow Project. 

While I have never played either game, the T2K equipment lists and artwork in the game reference books were an excellent reference resource as well as an inspiration for many of my non-standard ideas over the years. 

The Morrow Project was a bit more tame on the equipment but still contained some interesting equipment based on the Cadillac-Gage V-150 Commando series armor vehicle among other things.  Now that HobbyBoss has produced this vehicle subject in several variants it is ideal for modeling a number of The Morrow Project vehicles. 
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2011, 02:12:36 PM »
I would like to propose a T2K (Twilight 2000) group build based on the old board game of the same name. 

*shudder*

I played that game - the paper RPG "big" version, not the board game version (never knew there was one!) - a LOT during my late teens/early 20s. We even adapted it to play in a LARP style. (LARP for you non-gamers - Live-Action Role Play.

What I never understood is why each game we played was run by someone different acting as gamesmaster... until I did. After running one game, I swore never again. I haven't even /played/ since, and looking back, I wonder what possessed us to spend over an hour just on chargen alone...

That said, the books did have some interesting illustrations for sure. The only one I really remember though is a T-80 of a Soviet unit that had deserted and moved itself to the Queen Charlotte Islands from the BC mainland and dug itself in there, fighting /everyone/ off.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2011, 02:29:14 AM »
I would like to propose a T2K (Twilight 2000) group build based on the old board game of the same name. 

*shudder*

I played that game - the paper RPG "big" version, not the board game version (never knew there was one!) - a LOT during my late teens/early 20s. We even adapted it to play in a LARP style. (LARP for you non-gamers - Live-Action Role Play.

What I never understood is why each game we played was run by someone different acting as gamesmaster... until I did. After running one game, I swore never again. I haven't even /played/ since, and looking back, I wonder what possessed us to spend over an hour just on chargen alone...

That said, the books did have some interesting illustrations for sure. The only one I really remember though is a T-80 of a Soviet unit that had deserted and moved itself to the Queen Charlotte Islands from the BC mainland and dug itself in there, fighting /everyone/ off.

T2K may have been only a paper game as you describe.  I tend to lump most of the RPG stuff together and call it a board game so that may have been misleading on my part.  I think the other game called The Morrow Project was the same thing, based on paper and not a board game as such.  Never played either, was never into that kind of thing and the only board game I played was in the Army on a very large map board that took up an entire indoor gymnasium in Frankfurt, Germany one year.  I was one of the chosen few that had to command and maneuver paper placard units of the opposing forces attacking a NATO unit (9th Infantry Division) during a MAPEX.  Needless to say it was BORING and not so much fun since it was a military training exercise. 

The assumption that T2K was a role playing game based on a board was apparently wrong in this case.  I now know more about it all thanks to your input.  The illustrations in the books were probably the only thing about it that I found interesting since most of the subjects could be built as models. 
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2011, 03:35:12 AM »
We could merge all these ideas such as T2K etc along with Red Dawn scenarios etc into one all-encompassing Cold War goes hot/WWIII/Post apocalyptic theme.  Thoughts?

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2011, 04:06:08 AM »
We could merge all these ideas such as T2K etc along with Red Dawn scenarios etc into one all-encompassing Cold War goes hot/WWIII/Post apocalyptic theme.  Thoughts?

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2011, 04:33:09 AM »
Maybe even title it as the "End of the World as we know it" GB? :kaboom:
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2011, 05:36:34 AM »
We could merge all these ideas such as T2K etc along with Red Dawn scenarios etc into one all-encompassing Cold War goes hot/WWIII/Post apocalyptic theme.  Thoughts?

Regards,

Greg
I can dig it man.(we need a hippy smiley) Would there be only one timeline for this kind of build? For example,1990? or could their be different timelines for a WW III build? Say one person builds something from the early 1950's,as the Korean War spilled into a global conflict?

Then one other builder decides he wants their WW III build to take place in the mid 1980s.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2011, 05:42:45 AM »
I would be happy with multiple timelines being allowed - what do others think?

Re the "hippy smiley", I figured this covered that one :leaking:...I am sure he is smoking something...
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2011, 06:12:46 AM »
I would be happy with multiple timelines being allowed - what do others think?

Re the "hippy smiley", I figured this covered that one :leaking:...I am sure he is smoking something...
Sounds good to me. I do have a few things in the stash for a WW.III/post apocalyptic build. I am building an M41 tank,rearming it with a 90mm,and adding the ladies from resident evil starting in Jan.2012. But it is for another group build at Armorama what if build.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2011, 06:52:58 AM »
I would be happy with multiple timelines being allowed - what do others think?

I see no practical reason for a single time line for a group build such as this.  Especially when you consider all of the varied interests that come into play for any group build that is not based on a specific event or historical record.  Might be practical if there had been a real global conflict that left us all picking up the pieces for years to come. 
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2011, 02:51:42 AM »
I would be happy with multiple timelines being allowed - what do others think?

Multiple - I did an alt history with a post apocalyptic "Silk Road" with very similar equipment to T2K, but a little more air power. OK L-39s and such like.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2011, 02:07:38 AM »
I always wanted to do a "type GB" where everyone builds a Phantom, or Mustang or TOMCAT HeHe.

the plus is it forces creativity, and its neat to see where we all finish if given the same start point

the downside is not everyone has a kit of the model mentioned which adds cost, or they just cannot stand what gets picked and have no idea or interest in adding their own twist to it.

Maybe you could expand it with "Teen fighters" ?? or "Pursuit planes"? "bent wing Birds"?

A piston perfection or "super prop" GB could be fun




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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2011, 07:47:18 AM »
Well here's a suggestion along those line:  2012 represents the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Lockheed A-12 ( precursor to the SR-71).  Maybe a GB based on the A-12/SR-71 and variations thereof?  This also has the advantages of being a relatively accessible kit + one thT offers room for whiffing. I am thinking of it being timed to conclude around late April since that is the actual date.   Thoughts?
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2011, 08:16:23 AM »
In addition to being a relatively accessible kit there is the additional benefit of a multitude of scales from 1/144 to 1/48. 
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